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Williamsburg City Council Approves Plans For New Firehouse

The concept site plan for the new fire station on N. Boundary Street to be built after the demolition of the current facility. (Courtesy of the City of Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG — On Thursday afternoon, the City of Williamsburg took one step closer to building a new fire station, which is slated to be located at 440 N. Boundary Street.

During the monthly meeting held on June 10, the City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Andrew O. Trivette’s office enter into a comprehensive agreement with David A. Nice Builders, a locally-owned and operated general contractor, to demolish the current fire station and build a brand new facility in its place.

The city has agreed to pay a guaranteed maximum price of $13.6 million for the demolition and subsequent construction. According to Williamsburg Fire Chief David Eagle, who presented the plans and cost estimate prior to the vote, the entire process will take 15-months to complete.

Current Fire Station on N. Boundary Street in Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Ben Mackin)

The demolition of the current structure is set for early 2022, putting a completion date for the new firehouse in the late spring of 2023.

“City Council’s support of these design plans reflects their commitment to public safety for this community,” Eagle said in a press release. “The new fire station will allow us to deliver the highest level of service to the residents of Williamsburg.”

The City of Williamsburg used the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act to solicit bids for the design and build of the project.

Since last August seven proposals were submitted for consideration, three of which were advanced to the last round. At the January meeting the city council announced that David A. Nice Builders had been chosen after getting input from firefighters and the general public as well as the Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board.

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